ACT offers between 8 and 10 different species of large shade and small understory trees. Trees can be planted on private property and not in a designated public right of way. This program seeks to encourage biodiversity through a varied tree palate, and stresses the importance of planting the right tree in the right place (i.e. small, understory trees are planted near utility lines). Program participants have included the following planning areas: Central East Austin, Crestview, East Cesar Chavez, Montopolis, North Austin Civic Association, Old West Austin, Rosewood, South Congress Combined, Southeast Combined, and Wooten.
Criteria for Participation
To be selected for the Austin Community Tree Program, a neighborhood must meet the following criteria:
Has an adopted neighborhood plan
Has an established Neighborhood Plan Contact Team
Has a low tree canopy
Based on this criteria, city staff invite selected neighborhoods to apply to the program. Due to the high need and desire for trees in neighborhoods, the success of this program relies heavily on having an organized neighborhood to recruit volunteers for tree planting. Please visit Adopted Neighborhood Plans to determine if your neighborhood has a neighborhood plan and Neighborhood Plan Contact Team.